Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday with the Symphony

The North Carolina Symphony has been entertaining us since 1932.  The symphony performs across the state.  On December 21st David Glover will conduct Holiday Pops at Pinecrest High School's Lee Auditorium from 8 to 10 p.m.  Tickets are $18 to $35 and can be purchased at

If you are looking to bring the Christmas holiday in with some toe tapping be sure to purchase your tickets today!

Elvis Fans Check This Out!

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December 18th at 2 p.m. join the Sandhills Rotary Club as they present Elvis Christmas Special at the Pinecrest High School Robert E. Lee Auditorium.  Todd Allen Herendeen performs across the country bringing audiences a wide spectrum of music.

The event is being brought to you by Vision 4 Moore, a non profit organization that shares net proceeds with their shared partners.  Visit their website to view the amazing work they have done this year.

Tickets can be purchased at Vision 4 Moore or pick them up at The Country Bookshop, Sandhills Winery, or Given Memorial Library.  General admission is $20 or reserved seating for $30.

The Robert E. Lee Auditorium is located on the Pinecrest High School Campus at 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Southern Pines Carriage Parade

December 10th is one of the Southern Pines premier holiday events!  This is my personal favorite.  The Carriage Parade is presented by the Moore County Driving Club.  This group brings their decorated horses and carriages through the historic downtown of Southern Pines.  You feel as though you have stepped into a Currier and Ives postcard!  Truly beautiful.

Horses will make the loop of  NW Broad and NE Broad. And of course, Santa will bring his carriage!

The event begins at 1:00.  You will want to bring your camera.  Don't be late you won't want to miss a single minute!

Friday, November 18, 2016

December 17th! It WILL Snow!!!

For the 5th year in a row there will be snow in Southern Pines!  

On Saturday, December 17th the Sunrise Theater will host their annual Movie and Snow Spectacular for Arc of Moore County.  The fun starts at 11 a.m. and includes snow, snacks, bounce house, fun and the movie Elf!  Can't make it at 11 that's okay, a $5 donation will allow you to join the festivities in the green space next to the theater at 1:00 p.m.

Your donation to Arc of Moore County benefits individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  You can purchase advance tickets online at or at the Sunrise Theater the day of the event.  Please remember seating at the Sunrise is limited for the movie.
Bring the kids, the grand kids or just be young at heart and enjoy the holiday season in Southern Pines.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Blessing of the Hounds 2016

The Blessing of the Hounds in Southern Pines, North Carolina is a Thanksgiving Tradition.  The Moore County Hounds have been in existence for more than 100 years and share this spectacular event with us!  In 2014 the Blessing of the Hounds moved from their long held location at Hobby Field to Buchan Field located on North May Street.

While the event takes place from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. the tailgating begins much earlier!  Come and pick your spot and witness the tradition of riders in their formal hunting attire, the blessing which is performed by Emmanuel Episcopal Church and then  the hunt!

This is a wonderful way to start your Thanksgiving morning!  It will be an event your family and friends will talk about for years to come!

Breakfast in Aberdeen, North Carolina

Breakfast on the run is easy to do today.  You see endless cars waiting in line at drive thru windows all over the country.  Often the indigestion will follow you through the day!

If you are looking for a great breakfast near Aberdeen, North Carolina looking for a quick homemade breakfast Steak or Eggs is your place.  You only need to visit a couple of times to feel like family.  You will find the same people, often at the same table each morning.  Wait staff makes you feel welcome, they know how you take your coffee the same way they know how their own mother's take their coffee and make you feel right at home.

Nothing fancy, just great breakfast.  Pancakes, french toast, omelets, eggs... done right!  If you are not an early riser don't fret, they are also open for lunch.

Steak or Eggs has been around forever!  They used to be located where the current CVS is but have moved just up the road and across the street.  You can find them at 1850 US 1 South in Aberdeen right next to Enterprise Car Rental.  It's easy to find, just look for the front door!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank You to Our Veterans!

Thank you to all who have served!  This country would not be what it is today without each and every one of you!  My favorite t-shirt is one worn by a client of ours!  I believe that to join the military is one of the most selfless acts a person could possibly do.

Here in Southern Pines we will celebrate our veterans with a parade.  The parade begins at 10 a.m.  Please come out and show your appreciation!

While many businesses offer military discounts every day, you will find a lot being offered today, Veterans Day.  Check out this list on USA Today.
Thank you for your service!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

McLendon Hills of West End NC Homes for Sale

Homes for sale in McLendon Hills in West End, NC are some of the best equestrian homes you will find in that area.  McClendon Hills is a 600 acre community that includes 80 acre Lake Troy Douglas.  You may choose a waterfront home or possibly a home with room to have your own barn and pasture.

Looking for a home in McLendon Hills?

What's the neighborhood like?

The Homes for sale in McLendon Hills in West End North Carolina are built on 1-5 acre lots.  The neighborhood has well kept sidewalks and riding trails. Whether or not you have a lakefront home you will enjoy full use of the lake at the neighborhoods private park at Lake Troy Douglas.  The neighborhood is gated and while open during the day for public access to the equestrian facility you will have peace of mind each evening in this gated community.

McLendon Hills Equestrian Facility

Homes in McLendon Hills that are not on the lake and have 2 to 5 acres are able to have horses on their property all residents are offered a community rate to board at the equestrian center.  When looking at homes in the neighborhood you will want to be sure to allow time to tour the facility, stalls, riding rings, dressage area and more.  

The Local West End Area

McLendon Hills located off Highway 211 is a short distance to Pinehurst and Southern Pines as well as Highway 220 to Asheboro and Greensboro.  You will enjoy your own quiet oasis with all the conveniences just a short distance away.  Whether it is dining, shopping, playing golf or business you are a short time away.

Schools serving the West End area such as West Pine Middle and West End Elementary have strong reviews from parents.  Check out the West End School Report to do your research.

Market Report for September 2016

There are currently 4 homes for sale in McLendon Hills in West End NC with living space ranging from 3000-3999 square feet.  The price range varies from $489,900 to $795,000.  There are currently 2 homes under contract.

For more information on homes for sale in McLendon Hills in West End North Carolina, please call us, Allan Nanney and Terry Nanney, at 910-528-2078.  We have the tools to search for the right home for you.  Allow us to provide all the tools and information you need to satisfy your real estate needs in West End NC!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What To Do In Southern Pines, NC???

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The 2016-2017 Fall/Winter Parks and Recreation Brochure is out!  Southern Pines is offering something for everyone!

Check out the attached brochure to find what interests you most.

For children there are after school events, Jr. flea markets, parades, science events, holiday events and more.

For active adults you can find running events, day trips, craft fairs, holiday events, pickleball, corn hole, basketball league... it will be a tough decision to make

Do you like sports?  Why not try tennis lessons, join a basketball league, or golf.  Looking for something a bit quieter?  Maybe Bridge, chess, Mahjong, or a game day?

How about a day trip?  A few choices for children are the Museum of Life & Science in Durham, Sky Zone in Raleigh and Greensboro Science Center.  Adults might prefer the State Fair, or the North Carolina Transportation to name a couple.

The Town of Southern Pines brings you a vast array of things to do.

Just many of things that make us love living here!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

First Health 2016 Swim Lessons for Children

First Health Swimming Lessons for Children has offerings for ages 3-12 that meet twice each week for 3 weeks.  Each class is 40 minutes and by limiting the class to just 6-10 children your children are sure to get the attention they need. Registration is held the week prior to the class start date. And classes are offered at 3:40, 4:20, 5:05, 5:50, 6:35 and 7:15.  Be sure to check the schedule since different levels of swim are offered at different times to cover the needs of all participants.

Visit the Health & Fitness Website to register.  First Health members have the first opportunity to register followed by the public. 

Classes are available through December.   Cost: $50 members/$65 community.

View their schedule by level of ability here.

First Health also offers life guard training.  But schedule quickly time is running out.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

Does the Pinehurst, North Carolina area have a good hospital?  As a Realtor that is a question we hear often.

If your move needs a strong hospital, Moore Regional Hospital is the one for you.  Located at 155 Memorial Drive in Pinehurst near the circle that connects Hwy 211 and Hwy 15/501, this hospital is convenient to all area towns.

Here are a few of the rankings:
Our rankings show just how satisfied we are with our hospital here in Moore County!

To learn more visit their website First Health of the Carolinas.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Favorite Burger in Pinehurst / Southern Pines Area

If you ask this question on Facebook or any forum you will only get a few options from area residents.

My favorite is the Barcelona Burger at The Bakehouse in Aberdeen.  The Bakehouse is an incredible bakery.  Amazing pastries, breads, cookies, and the best spot to order that special occasion cake.  In addition to the bakery are 12 tables that fill up very quickly for lunch.  Small menu at the Bakehouse but everything is done well!

As I said my favorite is the Barcelona Burger.  This burger has spinach, onions and cheese and is placed on one of their house made rolls and topped with their secret garlic sauce.  Served with chips and a side salad.  Oh my!  Top it off with one of the desserts in the bakery case and you will always leave with a smile!

They are open for both breakfast and lunch and located at 120 North Poplar Street in Aberdeen, North Carolina.  Enjoy your meal by watching the bakers through a glass window preparing beautiful desserts.  Be sure to get there early since being featured in Our State Magazine the line starts quickly.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Upcoming Vote for 1/4 Cent Sales Tax

We all know that a penny doesn't go very far today.  But if we act as a group 1/4 of a penny can do wonders.

Moore County Board of Commisioners is requesting a 1/4 cent sales tax increase on the March 15, 2016 ballot.

What does a 1/4 cent increase look like to the purchaser?  For every $100 purchase it equals 25 cents.  $300 purchase equals 75 cents and $500 adds an additional $1.25 to your purchase price.

What does a 1/4 cent increase look like to Moore County?  This would add an additional $2.2 Million annually!  Moore County plans to use this increase to help fund new schools and needed renovations in existing schools.  Moore County Schools has 10 projected plans identified by priority.

While we never like our bills to increase this simple tax will not be applied to gas or groceries.  As stated above, the 1/4 increase will raise an additional $2,200,000 while a penny increase to property taxes in Moore County would only raise $1,183,307.

This increase has already been adopted by 10 nearby counties.  But the choice in Moore County is yours on March 15th!  Vote either [  ] For  or  [  ] Against!